Saturday, December 8, 2012

No Matter How they are Treated


A   L   O   H   A  !


Scorpion asked Froggie

for a ride across the stream

on his green back.

"You will sting me, I'm no fool."

Answered the Frog.

"Ah, but then we both

would drown!"

So it was agreed,

and they set off

across.











At the stream's deepest point

Scorpion stung.

"But now we both will drown!

Why?  Why? "

Sputtered Froggie.













" It is just my nature

I suppose. "


" The fable illustrates the view
 that the behaviour of some creatures,
 or of some people, 
is irrepressible, 
no matter how 
they are treated 
and no matter what
 the consequences."


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You needn't be rude,

just be wise.

Don't ride with them,

or try to 

change them.

Go courteously

abut your life.

And if it is

YOUR nature to help,

Just think that you 

reduce

their guilt by one 

by refusing

to be their victim.

Worry  Averted.

' Take Peace & Smiles - Leave Your Comment '

Thanks for visiting!
                         Warmly, cloudia 



22 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Such a rarity to be your first visitor of the day. I have always loved this fable and your photos enhance and illustrate it beautifully. Thank you.

Dave King said...

Great advice - not always adhered to.

Reader Wil said...

Very good advice! You're wise woman!I wish you a merry X-mas and a happy 2013!

the walking man said...

Can't stop a frog from being a frog and ya can't stop a scorpion from being a scorpion and neither made the choice for the other. The error was in trust.

Brian Miller said...

sadly true....but if we understand the nature, then we can learn to live with each other better...you know....smiles..

aloha from va

Couture Carrie said...

Lovely and uplifting post, as always, darling!

Happy weekend :)

xoxox,
CC

Birdman said...

Sorry to say... it's just the 'way of the world'.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Lovely, as always. I love your posts!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

TexWisGirl said...

hmmm. thoughts to ponder.

Charles Gramlich said...

Many cannot overcome their nature. tis true.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photo, I like this beautiful pink sea.
Saludos.

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love this advice: refuse to be a victim!

Teresa said...

Great advice!! Refuse to be a victim.

Myrna R. said...

Good thoughts. We musn't be victims, but I always hope people can change. Not that
I have the power to change them, but something does.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Have always loved the frog/scorpion fable, as you say, the perfect analogy to human nature!

ANITA said...

What some wise words cloudia..i think exactly like this masself..well try to..thank you very much for reminding!!Psst..iam a scorpio..hehe..but a nice one.(.i quess..as long as nobody piss me off..sorry!We are only humans)Happy saturday all good to you!!Many many hugsxoxoxooxox

Erika said...

Le tue foto e citazioni sono bellissime
Buona domenica!!!
Baci
Erika

Gemel said...

beautiful
love love love
=^..^=

Cloudia said...

YOU each fill my day with such happiness! Thank YOU

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for this wisdom.

Kay said...

Beautiful teaching post and lesson, Cloudia. It is so true, isn't it?

Karen S. said...

Well said- but I can't help but feel, poor Froggie!